Posted in music on August 20, 2010
C 3 P Blow (Khaela self portrait)
"We are The Blow" says solo singer Khaela, a fascinating oddball performer, self confessed spazz and absolute genius. Her whole set was brilliantly choreographed in such a way as to suggest spontaneous performance. Maybe it was. Cleverly pinned around the (very plausible) premise that she was asked to write some songs for an unnammed very feminine singer-not-known-for-her-singing who was in a very public lesbian relationship. I.e. LiLo. Though she doesnt want to talk about it because the project was shelved, she introduces all the new material as songs that Lohan would've sung, and they are all kinds of amazing, being both true to the pop nous found on The Blow's album Paper Television, while having the demo quality of something like a Lohan track, just short of everythingbuthekitchensink production.The Blow are one of the performers playing the official BrooklynVegan CMJ showcase at Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 21st. Tickets are on sale now.
The performance was great on so many levels: Khaela's self deprecating humour, the ability to use simple props and dance so awkwardly and beautifully at the same time in the same way she that somehow managed to incorporate theory and performance so effortlessly."
[GayTimes, August 4, 2010]
Meanwhile, those on the west coast should catch the Blow at FYF Fest on Sep 4th.
Recent live video and more below...
The Blow - "True Affection" Live @ Deaf Institute Manchester
The Blow, "Hey Boy" (live in London) 2007